History of business cards
The emergence of a business cards are linked to France during the reign of Louis XIV, and the English merchant cards from the 17th and 18th centuries are the most similar to today’s modern business cards. Over time, the cards are becoming increasingly popular, because they were the simplest and most effective means of advertising. In the 19th century, business cards and invitations have become everyday needs of the middle class.
Permanent mark that represents a person
Besides the information which is needed for future contacts, business cards serves to promote products and services. Particular attention is paid to the original and unique card, which differ from others by its design, interesting paper or a combination of different materials in construction. One of the ways to attract attention is to create compelling messages, design business cards with unusual shapes or those that present business on the lovely or unusual way.
As in the past, today also business cards remain permanent mark and represent a person, after handshaking or formal introductions. In addition to basic information about your workplace, business cards containing the company logo, symbol or image that speaks of the company’s activities. With the name, card can contain photo of the person, since business people throughout the year contact with a large number of different people, photos can help in linking names, companies and situations.
5 features of business cards that attract attention:
- Motivate to study and show an example of the original solutions
- Contains information to help customers eg. A mini map that will easier guide them to your office
- They look like a product you sell
- Act luxury
- Send a positive message or act as incentives because of eye catching color combinations.
Below we choose business cards templates for you that will certainly attract attention:
Creative Flat Business Cards Bundle
All templates are made in Photoshop CS6, and it’s easy to customize them, change colors and text. Free fonts are used (there is a link from which you can download fonts for free), templates are print ready with predefined bleed. Dimensions: 2.0×3.5 (2.25” x 3.75” with bleed). Download here.
Flat Minimal Business Card is simple , colorfull, and elegant for anything corporate / creative agency. All layers can be changed, you can replace all the information on the business card in easy way with just a few clicks. Download here.
Features : Round /square corner possible. Easy to edit. Landscape Design. Optimized for printing / 300 dpi. CMYK color mode. 3.5 x 2 inch dimension. 0.25 Beed.Included files are 2 psd (front & back) & help.txt. All PSD files are Grouped & layered. Adobe Photoshop CS4 version. Download here.
Business card – perfect for any industry. Features: 2.0×3.5 (2.25” x 3.75” with bleed). 300 DPI CMYK Print Ready! Full Editable, Layered. Download here.
This is a flat and creative icon-based business card that’s designed with a web browser concept. If you’re looking for something unique and out of the ordinary to represent yourself or our business, this business card design is the answer. Download here.
Fully Layered PSD files. Fully Customizable and Editable. CMYK Setting. 9 Color Variations. 300 DPI High Resolution. Bleed Size: 2.25×3.75 in (1/8 in bleeds) (57.15×95.25 mm). Standard Cut Size: 2×3.5 in (51×89 mm). Print Ready Format. Vertical Orientation. Square & round corner available. Download here.
Features : Round /square corner possible. Easy to edit. Landscape Design. Optimized for printing / 300 dpi. CMYK color mode. 3.5 x 2 inch dimension. 0.25 Beed. Included files are 2 psd (front & back) & help.txt. All PSD files are Grouped & layered. Adobe Photoshop CS4 version. Download here.
2 in 1 Black and White Business Card made with 2 color options and high quality design elements. You can easily change the color of the element or the element itself in just 1 click. All elements, including the logo, you can resize without losing quality. All design elements separated and grouped. 2 in 1 Black and White Business Card can be used absolutely any company or for personal use. Download here.
2-side business card template for professional dj’s and producers. Features: Layered & Customizable. Well organized. Easy to edit. 3,5×2 inch (3,75×2,25 with bleed and guides). CMYK 300 DPI. Print ready. Download here.